An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale shook eastern El Salvador without casualties

An earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on the Richter scale shook eastern El Salvador today without causing material damage or harm to people, reported the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN).

The earthquake was recorded at 04.29 local time (10.29 GMT) in the municipality of San Miguel, located about 138 kilometers east of the Salvadoran capital.

The state ministry said the quake had its epicenter 4 kilometers deep on the mainland, in the center of the town.

In El Salvador, most of the earthquakes that occur usually have their origin in waters of the Pacific Ocean and much deeper, which sometimes makes them imperceptible to the population, while those that originate in land near the surface ” they are more senses and more harmful. ”

 

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